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Student Spotlight

Rana Mohmand

My name is Rana Mohmand. I am a refugee from Afghanistan. After spending the first 13 years of my life in Afghanistan, I moved to Ukraine. In 2012, I had the opportunity to move to the United States to further my education. I am now happy to call Twin Falls, Idaho home!

I choose to attend CSI because it is a place of opportunities to further my dreams, mature, and discover myself. Attending college for the first time has been a trying but great experience for me. Before attending CSI, my life was a roller coaster of ups and downs. My life is still challenging, but with the help of my parents and now a family at CSI I have someone to share the journey with me. I don’t consider CSI a college, I consider everyone there as family! My professors have been available to me both inside and outside the classroom. The peer tutors in the Learning & Tutoring Commons have helped support my growth. I have also had the opportunity to be part of a number of great programs. The Honors Program gave me the knowledge to fulfil my potential as a CSI student. As Vice President of leadership in PTK (Phi Theta Kappa), I have learned how to lead others. Being an executive member in the Diversity Council, has given me a platform to share my story and interact with different students. The Bridge to Success program has been a big support guiding me through my college career.

I am graduating this semester with an associate’s degree in Health Science. I will continue my education at CSI as either a Registered Nurse or Surgical Technician before going to medical school to become a surgeon. My future plan is to give back to CSI by encouraging students who want to continue their education.